Small-duct HVAC manufacturer Unico has partnered with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry in order to collaborate with contractors who face challenges such as installing central air in older homes.

“The Unico System is an ideal solution for better comfort in older homes, and we believe there is great potential for Unico-trained HVAC installers and remodelers to work together,” said Scott Intagliata, marketing director at Unico. “Our small-duct products are installed by contractors we consider to be the ‘best of the best’ in HVAC, and NARI represents the ‘best of the best’ in residential remodeling, so there’s a natural synergy between our organizations.”

Through the partnership, Unico will provide training and continuing education opportunities to NARI members on topics like preserving a home’s architectural integrity when adding central air as well as space-saving design options. Unico will also offer information and research on topics like the energy efficiency of certain HVAC systems, humidity control and how to find qualified installers of small-duct HVAC systems.

“Partnering with quality manufacturers like Unico helps strengthen NARI’s mission in promoting best practices in residential remodeling services and products,” said Fred Ulreich, CEO of NARI. “We are pleased to have Unico as a platinum sponsor and see our combined efforts as helping to raise the bar for both the HVAC and remodeling industries.”

NARI has 52 chapters, with 6,500 member companies nationwide. The organization provides education, training and eight certifications as well as advocacy at the federal, state and local level to represent member concerns.

“We’re extremely pleased to partner with this respected organization,” Intagliata said. “Unico looks forward to working with NARI chapters and members across the nation in promoting professionalism in HVAC and remodeling.”